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April 4, 2016

UW ranked as a top value by Forbes

The University of Washington is ranked No. 23 in the nation and No. 14 among public institutions for best value by Forbes. The UW is also No. 9 among West Coast schools and is the top-ranked institution in the state. Read more from UW Today.  

March 31, 2016

Huskies headed to the Final Four

The UW Women’s basketball team departed for the Final Four this morning with help from a large crowd of supporters gathered at Husky stadium. The seventh-seeded Huskies head to Indianapolis for their first Final Four in program history. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray addressed the crowd and proclaimed it Purple and Gold Week in honor of…

2016 state legislature adjourned

On day 20 of the special session, just before 11:00 p.m., the legislature adjourned sine die, after passing compromise operating and capital budgets earlier in the day. The University of Washington was successful in bringing home its top priority – backfill for the tuition reduction adopted by the legislature in 2015. Throughout session, students, staff, alumni,…

March 24, 2016

VP Biden in Seattle to meet with cancer researchers

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was in Seattle on Monday as part of his cancer “moonshot” listening tour. He urged Seattle leaders, include UW Medicine, to work together to solve the complexities of curing cancer. The panel included Dr. Mary-Claire King, UW professor of genome sciences and of medicine. Read more from UW Health Sciences.

February 24, 2016

University of Washington, Gonzaga University announce UW medical school partnership

It’s happened! After about a year of discussion and negotiations, the University of Washington Medical School and Gonzaga University were able sign a partnership agreement on February 24th! The partnership will bring great synergy to our two institutions and help the University of Washington expand its medical school in Spokane. The day was planned with…

October 21, 2015

Join fellow Huskies to support the Husky Reels project


Join fellow Huskies for a Sunday afternoon happy hour at Husky hotspot The Duchess! Raise a glass in memory of Gordy Green and help raise funds to preserve Husky Reels, the nearly 8,000 UW Athletics films and videotapes that were found underneath Husky Stadium. Win game tickets and stadium tours while toasting a great cause!…

UW most innovative public university

The University of Washington is the most innovative public university in the world, according to a new ranking by Reuters released Wednesday. The UW is ranked fourth overall, behind only Stanford, MIT and Harvard. Read more from UW Today.

September 17, 2015

UW among top colleges doing the most for low-income students

The New York Times recently measured top colleges and their economic diversity efforts to create a College Access Index. The University of Washington is ranked #13 of more than 150 institutions included. Rankings are based on the share of students who receive Pell Grants and the graduation rates of those students, in addition to the…

August 26, 2015

UW remains No. 7 in Washington Monthly ranking; also named ‘best bang for the buck’ in the west

For the second consecutive year, the University of Washington held the No. 7 spot in the nation in Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide, which rates universities on students’ social mobility, civic engagement and research. Washington Monthly also rates colleges that are doing the best job of helping lower-income students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices,…

August 25, 2015

UW remains No. 15 in the world

The University of Washington remained No. 15 on the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities, conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Read more from UW Today and see the rankings here.

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